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Welcome to another addition of the MattyCollector 2014 Q&A. Here we present you answers to questions we sent off last month. Without further ado, here we go:

Ok How are you going to push a club through when you did not get 100% you told DC Fans they would not get their club but when the March club fell short you pushed through any way. Why?

The DC club had 63%, that is REALLY far from the 97% that Club Etheria ended with. Had the DC club only been shy 1 or 2 points off like POP was we would likely have gone forward. But at 63% we are almost 40% short. That is just way too short to cut it! Big difference between 97% of a goal and 63% of a goal!

Would Azrael Batman be a more likely fit for Total Heroes Ultra than the mainline Total Heroes line? I ask this due to the amount of new tooling needed(mask or new head, cape/wings, armor, et al)

Right now we don’t have any plans beyond the 4 announced 2014 figs so you would need to ask the retail team on any specifics on their 2015 line!

Any special figures planned to honor Harold Ramis?

Toy Guru did post this blog:

http://forums.mattycollector.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/2361004165/m/5381012468

Ever think about re-releasing Man-At-Arms with a huge arsenal of weapons, like the weapons packs from before but repainted?

That would be cool, but at the earliest maybe 2016 as our focus is on the A list and vintage figs for the next 2 years. Reissues or 2.0′s with more articulation or accessories will need to wait.

Before the decision to end Club Infinite Earths, did the 4H experiment behind the scenes with ways to hide the pins on joints? For example, the exposed pin joints on the knees and elbows.

We did this on our Swampthing and Batman 8″ figures.

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Arcadia VF 0D Phoenix Prototype

Type-R of our sister site TFW2005 has posted a new scan from the latest issue of Dengeki Hobby showing the resin prototype for the Arcadia 1/60 VF-0D. Something that stuck out right away is the use of diecast metal for the arms. Some of you may remember that Yamato’s VF-0A/S releases prior to the VF-0S Ghost bundle/2010 stand-alone re-releases were prone to arm breakages.

Arcadia’s VF-0D is due out next year, price remains to be determined. For Macross Zero fans, Shin’s VF-0D has been a long time coming, read on to check out the prototype!

Captain America Legends Revision Case

News comes our way via RobotKingdom about an upcoming case of Marvel Legends Infinite Series Captain America: The Winter Soldier figures. This case is due out in June and contains 2 of the following:

  • Captain America
  • Marvel Now Captain America
  • Winter Soldier
  • Black Widow

For those of you who have tried to find Black Widow to no success, this case should make things much easier(provided that the existing non-Black Widow figures currently on shelves sell by June and that brick & mortar retailers order this case). Should these cases make their way to stores in generous amounts, those of us who have body-less Mandroids will finally be able to build it and have Black Widow amongst our other Avengers movie Legends figures.

Cross your fingers!

 

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Welcome to another edition of the MattyCollector 2014 Q&A! Without further ado, here are answers to the questions we sent off earlier this month:

What will the Production values be on the 6 figures Planned for Sept and Oct? By that I mean is it possible that they will sell out before DC Fans can get the like the CIE figures?

It is always possible figures can sell out during EA but it is not a sure thing.

Your way cool Super Powers 30th Anniversary surprise brings to mind another 30th Anniversary = Masters of the Universe. You pulled the near-impossible by giving fans a huge new Grayskull. Mattel accomplished it, in the face of the post Great Recession. You did it seemingly with the nifty help of the Pre-Meter. Like Grayskull, can you put a Super Powers 30th Anniversary Pre-Meter, for a equally huge Hall of Justice? Perhaps join forces with Total Heroes the retail line, to advertise it as something like a mail-away, available only at MattyCollector.com?

We definitely do not have plans for a Hall of Justice playset at this time. If we can’t sell tier 1 of the basic DCU figures (in the sub) we will not be in a position to explore large Epic Creation items. One of the reasons that door was more open on the MOTUC brand for a playset was because MOTUC has sold the basic figures at the tier 2 level year after year.

This may be the wrong place to ask, but is there a reason the MattyCollector store does not accept Paypal?

Yes, we tried Paypal years ago and fan overwhelmingly asked us to remove it as an option do to it being too slow.

Now that the regular Total Heroes line has a female buck(Wonder Woman), which female characters would lend themselves better for the Total Heroes Ultra line instead of the regular Total Heroes line?

There are countless females in the DC Universe that we could now do in either the retail or Ultra line with the addition of the female buck. Likely the more well known the character the more likely she would be in the retail line. The less well known females (and males) would be in the online line. You can use the 2014 line as a litmus test noting Hal Jordan in the retail line and Tomar Re/John Steward/Greenman in the online offerings.

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Welcome to another round of the MattyCollector 2014 Q&A! Here we go:

The Super Powers Collection revealed at Toy Fair has figures listed for $30 each. For clarification, is this line a MattyCollector exclusive or destined for retail too?

This line is only available on Mattycollector.com and will be released in two “waves” of 3 individual figures in late summer, early fall.

The MOTUC Mini figures look adorable – especially Castle Grayskull. Is this line only going to consist of that one wave of six 2-packs, or will this be an ongoing line (with say, Snake Mountain as the next “theme” build)?

If the line does well enough in 2014 we’d love to look at what we can do in 2015. But that has not been determined yet.

So does anyone know if Matty is doing anything to improve the way their con exclusives are being distributed? Every year I have to fight re-sellers (Who are buying 9 Monster High Dolls at one time) just so I can get my 6 yr old daughter 1 so she can play with it. IS Matty planning on doing anything about the amount people can buy so their core fans can have the excitement of picking up one of the dolls at con.

Yes, we always enforce strict limits on all of our figures at conventions to six per person per line wait.

Last time you mentioned that the 4H had designed the Total Heroes Ultra figures. Being that those figures use base bodies from the retail Total Heroes line, does this mean that the 4H sculpted the mainline Total Heroes line at retail too, or just the new parts that come with the Total Heroes Ultra figures? We had heard before that the 4H had provided design supervision for the mainline Total Heroes line, we just wanted clarification if they are indeed the actual designers behind the mainline.

This would be a question for the DC retail team. Quite a few sculptors and toy makers worked on designing aspects of this line, both for the retail and online components. For full details and breakdown, the DC retail team would be the folks to ask!

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Armor Plus Ronin Warriors Kuroi Kikoutei 08

Just when you thought the Armor Plus line has faded away, comes another new release, a Samurai Troopers Yoroiden/Ronin Warriors one at that! TamashiiWebshop has revealed their upcoming Armor Plus Kuroi Kikoutei figure. The armor made its appearance in the Samurai Yoroiden Troopers Kikoutei Densetsu OVA(which was included subtitled in the Ronin Warriors complete series DVD by Bandai over a decade ago but has been out of print for years). Instead of the swords that Ryo’s Inferno armor had, this one has a giant boomerang.

No clue if Talpa, Anubis, Cale or any of the other Dark Lords will ever be made in the Armor Plus line, but hey your Armor Plus Ronin Warriors finally have someone to fight! Armor Plus Kuroi Kikoutei is due out in July for 9,180 yen. Read on to check out the images.

DX VF 25G Renewal Ver Tornado Pack 01

The Tamashii WebShop has revealed parts sets that Macross Frontier fans have been waiting for; DX VF-25F and DX VF-25G Renewal Version Tornado Packs. Each set retails for 7,344 yen, with the VF-25F pack due out in July with the VF-25G pack due in August. Tornado packs made their debut in the 1st Macross F movie.

Images are attached, read on to check them out.

DX YF 25 Prophecy 02

Tamashii has released their official images of their upcoming DX YF-25 Prophecy. This is the prototype of the VF-25 Messiah. Prior to this, it only existed in 1/72 model kit form. For those wishing for a perfect transformation toy with diecast metal, your wish has come true. The Prophecy hasn’t been seen much, it was last seen in Macross The Ride.

Read on to check it out.

Toy Fair 2014 Forces Of Valor 17

Unimax had a number of diecast Forces Of Valor models on display at Toy Fair 2014. These models range in scale from 1/72-1/32, to a 1/700 aircraft carrier(USS Enterprise)! The latter comes with a number of mini-aircraft onboard. 1/32 models include various tanks and armor, meanwhile for 1/72, the following jets were shown:

  • F-15E Strike Eagle
  • F/A-18F Super Hornet
  • F-4J Phantom II

In addition there were photos of prototypes shown, including a 1/72 MV-22 Osprey. Read on to check out the images.

 

Toy Fair 2014 Jada Toys Robocop 01

Take a gander at our photos from Jada Toys’ display for their Robocop toyline at Toy Fair 2014. The new movie premiered last week and most, if not all, of these toys are at retail stores now. There are many Robocop toys planned for 2014 and Jada Toys‘ line is the one most readily available. Read on to check out images of their display at Toy Fair.